Tag Archives: Screening for Dementia

Characteristics of Persons With Suspected Dementia Who Refuse a Diagnostic Assessment (Alzheimer’s and Dementia)

Summary A study investigated the traits and characteristics of patients who screened positive for dementia (in a USA primary care context) but who refused a formal a diagnostic assessment. The Perceptions Regarding Investigational Screening for Memory in Primary Care (PRISM-PC) … Continue reading

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Investigating Simplified Approaches to Diagnosis / Screening of Dementia (British Journal of General Practice)

Summary This article reports on research to discover a simplified, quick and easy method of dementia diagnosis, where clinical assessment has already suggested possible dementia. The aim is to reduce the need for specialist referrals and more expensive detailed, time-consuming … Continue reading

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Limited Usefulness of MRI for Improving the Prediction of Dementia? (BMJ)

Summary Research indicates that MRI does not significantly improve the prediction of dementia. It does have some value in differential diagnosis. Full Text Link Reference Stephan, BC. Tzourio, C. [and] Auriacombe, S. [et al] (2015). Usefulness of data from magnetic … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Screening (Sense About Science / BMJ / BMC Geriatrics / BBC News / NHS England)

Summary The brief “Making Sense of Screening” guide attempts to inform public expectations about screening programmes. It offers insights into the limitations of what screening programmes are sometimes able to deliver. Common misconceptions about how screening works are addressed, with … Continue reading

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National Screening for Dementia Not Recommended (UK NSC / AHRQ / Annals of Internal Medicine / Epidemiology / International Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has upheld previous recommendations against screening people aged 65 and over for dementia. This decision follows an extensive review of the evidence. The UK NSC has concluded that tests for dementia, which … Continue reading

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Diagnosis, Screening, Assessment and Symptoms-Related Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Recent reviews and meta-analyses on the broad topics diagnosis, screening and assessment are listed below. Some of these articles may be available freely (according to local circumstances). A suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access may be … Continue reading

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Blood Test Potentially Able to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease Onset (BBC News / Alzheimer’s & Dementia)

Summary Research published in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association may indicate a significant step forwards in developing a blood test which could be able to predict the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease onset with 87% accuracy. Research … Continue reading

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Assessment and Treatment of Dementia in Older Adults (NICE Eyes on Evidence)

Summary A quick review of the latest evidence regarding the assessment and treatment of dementia in older adults. This systematic review indicates that brief cognitive assessment tools can adequately detect early dementia. Whether interventions for mild cognitive impairment or early dementia … Continue reading

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Screening to Identify People at Risk of Dementia (JRCPE)

Summary This article in the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh presents a balanced account of both sides of the argument with regards to whether screening for dementia might be beneficial, and concerning the recent controversy on … Continue reading

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